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Equity Analysis / Global

Will Africa's poor drive consumer spending after Covid-19?

Covid-19 has devastated the lives of Africa's poor. In many countries, the lockdowns have halted the income of day labourers, and curbed their spending. Day labourers work primarily in construction, transport and hospitality. They are an eng...
Tellimer Research Nirgunan Tiruchelvam
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam @ Tellimer Research 19 May 2020
How Africa's poor will drive consumer spending after Covid-19
Strategy Note / Kenya

Kenya: Ruling party divorce impedes crisis response, reform, civic cohesion

Splits within the ruling Jubilee party are ever more glaring, demonstrated in recent days by the disputed change of Senate majority leader and the formal pact with KANU. This matters for three reasons: crisis management, structural reform, and civic...
Tellimer Research Hasnain Malik
Hasnain Malik @ Tellimer Research 12 May 2020
Kenya: Ruling party divorce impedes crisis response, reform, civic cohesion
Flash Report / Kenya

Kenya's largest banks restructure 7% of loans – negative

According to the Central Bank of Kenya, the 7 largest banks in Kenya have restructured loans amounting to KES176bn in April 2020 (7% of total loans as at January 2020) following the Covid-19 policy response that called for loan extensi...
Tellimer Research Faith Mwangi
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 11 May 2020
Kenya's largest banks restructure 7% of loans – negative
Global Themes / Global

Africa's fintech hubs: The search for tomorrow's Silicon Valley

The four main fintech hubs in Africa are Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. These markets have distinguished themselves from the rest of Africa through their support for innovation (for example, via regulatory sandboxes) and the widespread estab...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 3 May 2020
Africa's fintech hubs: The search for tomorrow's Silicon Valley
Macro Analysis / Kenya

Kenya cuts policy rate, slashes growth forecast on Covid-19 damage

The Central Bank of Kenya cut its benchmark lending rate by 25bps to 7.0%, in line with expectations, at the meeting on Wednesday. According to the Bank, the cut was in light of the continued grim outlook on the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic. So...
Tellimer Research Faith Mwangi
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 30 April 2020
Kenya cuts policy rate, slashes growth forecast on Covid-19 damage
Global Themes / Global

Africa fintechs’ product suite explained… from agritech to remittances

Our recent survey of 150+ fintechs across 20 African markets enabled us to find their product and customer niches, as well as identify their unique success factors.Fintech companies are increasingly competing with traditional financial services...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 23 April 2020
Africa fintechs’ product suite explained… from agritech to remittances